WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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episcopal church THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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EASTER IS COMING FAST!…here’s what you need to do:

Make it a point to be with us for as many worship offerings you can make:

Palm Sunday, April 14—services at 8:00 and 10:00 am

Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 19, at Noon / Stations of the Cross at 4:30 pm

Easter Day, April 21, at 8:00 am (Rite I); 9:15 am (Family-friendly); and 10:30 am         (Musical)

And finally—tell all your friends with kids—our annual EASTER EGG HUNT at the Rectory, 10 Bold Meadow Road, Edgartown, will be on Saturday, April 20, at 9:00 am (SHARP!).

BOSTON ROAD TRIP TO SEE PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY PREACH!  On Saturday, April 27, we’re hoping to get a good-size contingent of folks to carpool to see our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, preach ON THE BOSTON COMMON—and to have some fun and fellowship in the process!  Current thinking is to take a 10:45 am boat off, have a late, casual lunch together in the Beantown, and then head to the Cathedral to participate in the Ministry Fair scheduled for the occasion, and then, between 5 and 6 pm, make our way to the Common to see Bishop Curry preach.  A GREAT DAY!  It’ll be a late boat back (8:30 pm), but well worth the pilgrimage.  PLEASE SIGN UP ASAP SO WE CAN MAKE OUR BOAT PLANS!  And go ahead—ask a friend to come with us!        

 

SIGN UP FOR OUR ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT TODAY!  Join us on Saturday, May 18 at the Harbor View Hotel as we explore A Day of GRACE.  Loosely based on the book, Grace Trail: Find Your Footing and Move Toward the Life You Were Meant to Live, by Anne Barry Jolles, we will explore and reflect on the components of G-R-A-C-E that help us to live fuller lives:  Gratitude, Release, Accept, Challenge and Embrace. Depending on the weather and one’s inclination, we will walk the GRACE Trail either literally or figuratively! Sign up in the back of the church or contact the retreat leader, Cynthia Hubbard, at cynthiaphubbard@comcast.net

THE “HOLY STROLLERS MOMASTERY” HOUR –IS UP AND RUNNING!  If anyone is interested in getting together on a regular basis for some uninterrupted Mom- on- Mom time for sanity, formation, and fellowship, you are invited to The Momastery Hour!  We can go anywhere our hearts’ desires take us. This group is for us to grow and explore our faith together—and enjoy some snacks—which will be provided. All that is required of Moms is coming with an open heart ready to share and connect in meaningful ways with each other. (Leggings, yoga pants and messy buns accepted, make-up and showers optional—it’s a judgment-free zone !) Any and all Moms are welcome—and please bring a friend or pass this on to someone who might enjoy this time together.  The Momastery Hour will take place EVERY FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH at 10:30 am in the St Andrew’s Parish House.   Child care will be provided on the first Mondays, and the children will join the Moms on each third Monday.  Please text or email Caitlin Kane at 603-479-7151 with any questions—and feel free to invite your friends!  caitlingrahammv88@gmail.com.

REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONES WITH AN EASTER MEMORIAL FLOWERS GIFT – and help the Altar and Flower Guilds with their wonderful ministries at the same time.  Please take a moment to fill out the cards in your pews or in the Parish House (or you can email Heather Anne) to remember those you’ll be missing this Easter, and consider making a donation in their names.  Today’s the day—so don’t delay!

 

DID YOU KNOW ST ANDREW’S HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE?  Poli Wilson has just offered to help us keep it up to speed with announcements and events, but we NEED YOU TO LIKE US on Facebook, and send us your photos and news of St Andrew’s life…questions?  Please speak with Heather Anne in the office, and email her your pics, at office@standrewsmv.org.

The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.”

Our Vestry:             

Wardens:  Carl Malmquist and Jessica Buckley

Treasurer:  Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk: Christine White

Members at Large:

Bonnie Deitz, Chris Buchholz, Michael Balay, Harrison Kisiel, Mardi Moran and Andrea Bolling